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has more on that story. >> reporter: everyone knows virginia is a toss up state. maryland says it can help. as a workman hosted the maryland state flag in charlotte, delegates were not just thinking about their state. most agree it's solidly democratic. but neighboring virginia right now is a toss up. and maryland democrats intend to help. the state attorney general says like 2008, maryland will deploy volunteers all over the commonwealth. >> the lower part of maryland we're going into virginia and doing knocking on doors in virginia, particularly northern virginia as well as doing phone banking deeper into virginia. >> reporter: the national democratic party agrees that maryland could be crucial in keeping virginia blue. >> i know that you are proud to be a very blue state. and you should be. but we know that we're going to need your help making sure that virginia stays blue. >> reporter: he said that the campaigning will not detract from ballot issues, immigration, same-sex marriage and casino gambling all on the maryland ballot in november. maryland has a lot to do besides helping
on saturday knocking out power to people in100,000 washington, virginia, and maryland. about 500 this morning. this was after sunday filled up across the area. it was a scramble to save perishable foods. >> it went out about -- i went out this morning and got six of ice and packed our freezer and took a lot of the of the refrigerator and put it into a cooler. the freezer,mes to half-full freezer can go 24 hours without power if. it's full, 48 hours before thaws.ing >> new york cleaning up after a includingther tornados in queens and brooklyn. trees and power lines brought boroughs.th despite the damage, no serious reported. taking a look at the day ahead, county polices will update the public on the killed ar who kettering teenager. amber stanley was shot to death bedroom two and a ago.weeks police don't believe the random. was totally tonight's community meeting is at 7:00 p.m. at the kettering community center in upper marlboro. hurt ineople seriously annapolis in a shooting that a gas leak scare. the shots rang out before midnight on that forever is a street near frederick douglass. . shot
extending from new england new england, pennsylvania, western maryland and west virginia. some of this is coming slower toward the northern then down ya valley. cumberland, glare -- the shenandoah valley. cumberland, garrett county. we'll be watching this cross the region as we go through the morning. 73 in winchester and leesburg. culpeper and manassas are 75. on the bay 80 in annapolis, easton. with enough sunshine, we could be closer to 90 this afternoon. it will be muggy either way. 5:00 a.m., monika samtani, timesaver traffic. >>> thank you so much. good morning, everybody. if you're planning to head around town, this is what it looks like on the beltway. no problems to report. all of that overnight construction has been cleared up. we're going to first take a look if you're planning to head in on the dulles toll road or 66, lanes are open coming in from the west. no issues in tysons corner, an dan dale and down into -- annandale and down into springfield as well. we'll take a live look out of manassas. looking good. a bit of volume forming early o. that's the way it's goi
of the african american vote in virginia. we will also be joined by the editor in chief of the washington monthly to discuss a recent article in the magazine examining the consumer financial protection bureau. "washington journal" is next. ♪ host: this wednesday morning we would love to hear your take on foreign policy. specifically on what the governor -- former governor massachusetts, mitt romney, and president barack obama had said yesterday. specifically yesterday said -- specifically we want your general level confidence in each candidate on the area of foreign policy. here are the numbers to call. for democrats, 202-737-0001. for republicans, 202-737-0002. for independents, 202-628-0205. if you would like to take part in the program, there are different ways to do that. twitter.com/c-spanwj,an.o facebook.com or e-mail at journal@c-span.org. "the baltimore sun" encapsulate the speeches yesterday. they pointed out that president barack obama made an impassioned defense of the expression of freedom worldwide. mitt romney urged other nations to emulate the free economy and suggested that the
over to you. >>> back to school for hundreds of thousands of students in northern virginia. that includes the 11th largest school district in the country. fairfax county. set to welcome back 180,000 students today. fairfax county police will be out in full force making sure drivers follow the school bus laws. drivers should come to a complete stop in both directions when a school bus is loading or unloading with flashing lights. police say the ten feet surrounding the school bus is the most dangerous area for students to get hit by cars. >>> it's also the first day of school for more than 22,000 students in arlington kint in year parents in arlington are upset about the school district's new busing policy. starting today hundreds of students who used to take the bus will now have to walk to school. tracee wilkins is live in wakefield high school with more on the policy and the petition against it. tracee, good morning. >> reporter: officials are saying that more than 1,000 students will be hitting the roads and sidewalks this year, walking instead of riding buses because of
neck of virginia, and the next batch of rain off to the west. you folks out in deep creek lake, unfortunately it will be a very wet morning and afternoon. so heads up especially for you. the rest of us will wait on the rain probably until after 10:00. in the middle 80's with showers increasing and storms likely this afternoon. easing us back to 80 degrees. i'll tell you how long the stretch of rainy weather is expected to last andhat song is stuck in my lead when i see you in a bit. >> back to you. i'm anxious to know to what it is. >>> as the remnants of isaac push our way, it's spawning several tornadoes. one apparent twister caused extension damage in kansas yesterday. strong winds tore off roofs and hangars. isaac has produced 39 twisters since making landfall. the tropical system usually averages about 18 tornadoes. >>> this morning more than 300,000 people in arkansas, louisiana and mississippi are still without power after isaac. thousands of utility crews are working at this hour to restore service in the gulf coast. the slow-moving hurricane knocked out power to almost
're around baltimore, we've got more rain that sits back in west virginia. the other side of i-81. that's what's going to slowly be making its way eastward throughout the morning. i think by the time we get to mid morning, 8:00, 9:00 a.m., we will see those showers here locally and again just that showers for the area. nothing too heavy for the early part of the day. 79 degrees right now. high humidity. that's what's going to be sticking around all day today. even after i think the rain ends. we still have quite a bit of humidity. showers develop around 7:00, 8:00 a.m. 720 to 77 degrees. by noontime today, area of rain. some heavy already. 81 to 85. we're going to top out in the upper 80s today. cloudy sky. rain continuing. not really ending. >>> good news taking the beltway. checking out road work set up first at prince george's county. you have the right side blocked. completely gone at this time. also taking the beltway this time the outer loop approaching new hampshire avenue. the work zone there as you got closer to university boulevard, all of your lanes narrowed into just one rig
is back at the white house tonight after a day of campaigning in virginia. he spoke to voters in woodbridge and took another swipe at mitt romney's secretly-taped fund raising remarks. >> i don't believe we can get very far with leaders who write off half the nagsz tion as a bu of victims. i don't see a lot of victims in this crowd. >> election day is still 46 days away and some virginia voters are already casting their bal t ballots. absentee voting in virginia started today. >>> a guy in new york with serious injuries. he was mauled by a tiger at the bronx zoo. the man jumped from a monorail train to get inside the tiger exhibit. emergency workers say one of the tigers attacked him. they had to use a fire extinguisher to get the animal off of him. the man reportedly suffered puncture wounds to his back and broke his ankle and his arm. police and zoo officials are investigating why he did that. >> in maryland, a riverdale man is facing charges for stalking a girl. narcissa bonilla has been stalking the girl for days. one time, she was so frightened, she ran to a local fire s
charles county, prince george's county, northern virginia, prince william and out towards fauquier and down around the fredericksburg area and back towards loray. there is more rain to come. we could be seeing quite a bit in terms of rainy conditions throughout the evening. i'll show you who gets what tonight and what to expect for your weekend. >> all righty. >>> two high ranking officials in prince george's county public schools are off the job tonight, fired behind closed doors at a school board meeting yesterday. prince george's county bureau chief tracee wilkins has been tracking down information about why they were let go. >> reporter: sources close to this ongoing investigation say this happened during an emergency meeting in executive session. and that everyone involved was taken by surprise. but they knew what they had to do. synthia shilling seen here on this blog is the former chief of human resources for prince george's county schools. she resigned this past summer amidst charges she was facing for hitting and then running from the scene of an accident. the school board
, moving across winchester and parts of west virginia. all of the rain showers have a tropical connection to isaac. when they rain, they will rain themselves out. so here they come in earnest. i think they'll be pushing into the d.c. area not long after lunch. again, if you can get stuff done this morning you'll be in much better shape. front royal, some rain over you for the time being. yes, this goes all the way back to ohio and down into central virginia. it will be with us this around. showers likely, with temperatures between 80 and 85 degrees. how about the labor day holiday, how about the beaches and the nats game? i have all those details when i see you in a bit. >> thanks, kim. >>> well, the rainy weather is set to throw a monkey wrench into all sorts of labor day plans as kim had mentioned. that includes the vj day ceremony at the world war ii memorial. that's where we find derrick ward. he is live with a report and derrick, did you take kim's advice and bring the umbrella along for the day? >> well, it might be a good idea to bring it along today. you may get drizzle, we may ge
mob. the president and governor romney again battling out in the same state today. this time, virginia, where the poll shows it could go either way on election day. the nfl's real referees, at long last, finally ready for some football after weeks of blown calls and furious fans they will get on the field tonight. that is all ahead unless breaking news changes everything. this is "studio b." first from fox at 3:00 in new york city, the israeli prime minister binyamin netanyahu says the hour is late, very late to stop iran from becoming a nuclear threat. >> the iranian nuclear calendar doesn't take time out for anyone or for anything. i speak about it now because when it comes to the survival of my country it is not only my right to speak, it's my duty to speak. >>shepard: he spoke at u.n. in new york. he said international leaders would want to preserve world peace must address the issue. he says israel is in discussions with the united states regarding the path forward. he pushed for a red line to stop iran, which he says will have what it needs to build a nuclear weapon by next summe
this week, too. virginia governor bob mcdonnell will campaign near the convention site. mcdonnell is one of the mitt romney's most active surrogates. >>> as most parties fight over what's best for our economy, the nation's debt has passed an historic milestone if treasury says the national debt has gone above $16 trillion for the first time ever. republicans are blaming democrats, especially president obama, for letting the debt reach this level. >>> today the group responsible for the metro silver line project is trying to repair his image with new ethics rules. the metropolitan airports authority has faced stiff scrutiny since a report this spring detailed lavish travel spending and questionable contracts. today it hopes to make those a thing of the past with new limits on what members can spend on plane tickets and meals and new rules on disclosing conflicts of interest so that contracts are not handed out to former board members. >>> 6:07. 77 degrees. the invitation from apple that may provide some foreshadowing of the next big release. >>> plus, a wet start to the day and it could g
on the road against west virginia. a team is averaging 55 points a game. the terrapins went into morgantown as 26 point underdogs. they struggled pretty much most of the season when the mountaineers have been impressive. the baltimore native was a problem for the terps d all day long. 44 yards, hear from gino smith off to the races. 14-0. terps quarterback is the freshman. he had a good day. he found stefan digs who does the rest. talk about yards after the catch. digs just three receptions today, but racked up 113 yards. terps down 7. next position, hill fires a dart to marcus leak to complete a nine play, 64-yard drive. that ties the ball game at 14. terps hung in there, but to austin again. third touchdown of the day. in all, 13 catches for 179 yards. west virginia wins this one by 10. 31-21. >> there are no moral victories, you know. we don't play the game and put the effort and time we get into to walk away feeling good. >> it was very frustrating. we're doing what we need to do and one or two plays slipping by and executing on it. >> you know, it was a little bit on the line. my co
's virginia where both men targeted the same group of voters. let's walk over to cnn's naon political correspondent jim acosta who's been out on the campaign trail wahingt' going . another dramatic da. virginia, virginia, virginia. pretty important place. >> that's right. a rare visit to washington for me. but it's good to be home, wolf. all politics is local. so it was no surprise to hear both candidates hit on national security themes today in their speeches in virginia. but the state is much bigger than that. it's really a republican firewall for mitt romney. in battleground virginia, both president obama and mitt romney pulled out the heavy artillery before a group of veterans, romney slammed the president for the massive defense cuts part of the fiscal cliff coming at the end of the year. >> it is still a troubled and dangerous world. and the idea of cutting our military commitment by a trillion dollars over this decade is unthinkable. and devastating. and when i become president of the united states, we will stop it. i will not cut our commitment to our military. >> the presiden
of florida. that's patrick murphy's job. he joins us tonight. so does tim kaine of virginia up running for that senate seat. >>> don't look now but homer simpson is going to the polls. >> i'm a 40-year-old white guy who didn't go to college and gets all his news from monitors at gas stations. >> in you go. >> anyway, wait until you see what happens when homer gets a look at mitt romney's tax returns. >>> finally, let me finish tonight with a question. what is mitt hiding in those tax returns? this is "hardball," the place for politics. i need to expand to meet the needs of my growing business. but how am i going to fund it? and i have to find a way to manage my cash flow better. [ female announcer ] our wells fargo bankers are here to listen, offer guidance and provide you with options tailored to your business. we've loaned more money to small businesses than any other bank for ten years running. so come talk to us to see how we can help. wells fargo. together we'll go far. to compete on the global stage. what we need are people prepared for the careers of our new economy. by 2025 we
, the state is virginia. it is the third time this week they have held two rallies in the same state. yesterday it was in ohio. today they jumped in areas their parties lost in 2008. the president was in virginia beach which senator john mccain won by 1,000 votes. governor mitt romney spoke to veterans in northern virginia where president obama easily beat senator john mccain. the 13 electoral votes virginia used to be a sure thing. that changed four years ago with president obama the first hopeful to win that state in 40 years from the democrats. the latest polls give the president a slight edge. the real clear politics average has him leading governor romney by 4.5 points. most rates show the race in the margin of error. john roberts is live in springfield, virginia. john, governor romney today focused on the military and veterans in that area. >>reporter: he is working hard to put this back into the red column, talking to a group at the men legion post today. he told them about the potential effect of defense cuts in the looming sequestration saying it could result in the loss of
. >>> and verronica has your forecast. anncr: this casino's in west virginia. but it makes millions off marylanders every year. now they're running dishonest ads. why? because voting for question seven is a vote to build a... world-class resort casino in maryland. creating thousands of jobs and... ...according to the official department of legislative... services, hundreds of millions for our schools. while saving taxpayer money by cutting casino subsidies. question seven. good jobs and better schools in maryland. not west virginia. >>> some of us did pull out the sweaters today. >> yes, or the sweater dress. right? >> there you go. >> it's that time. >> just to stay a little warm, right? moving around today with a little bit of a light wind outside. we've had three stellar days now. sunday, monday, and tuesday. we'll see two, possibly three more heading our way. let's talk about that sunshine and that pretty blue sky, wispy clouds. that's the dry air. 78 the current temperature p the wind is light out of the northeast, about 5 miles per hour. occasionally a higher breeze that comes along. look at
, sky 9 is out over northern virginia golf course, right at the center of a pretty major controversy this evening. all the case of a big corporation verses the residents of reston. you can see the gulf course off of sun rose valley is owned by a person who says they ought to be able to develop the land, but surae chin tells us why they are fighting so hard to make sure it doesn't happen. >> reporter: reston, the first community in the country known for co-existing with business and nature, known for its trees, walking paths, and yes, golf courses. it will always be in his backyard. >> there is no question that everyone around it here paid a premium for their house years ago when they bought it because of the golf course and because we were promised it would always be there. >> that promise is shattered. the owner of the golf course wants to rezone the property. residents say building home on the green was not a part of the plan in this community. >> it's horrifying. if we want to have a house, then we could have bought in lots of other developments around northern virginia. >> destru
you so much, lesli. the commander in chief made a stop in virginia. a swing state getting lots of attention from the presidential candidate. he defended the statement he made about not being able to change washington from the inside. peggy fox has more from today's rally in woodbridge. >> it was a commonwealth of virginia that elected barack obama. are you ready to do it again? >> senator mark warner warmed up the crowd about 6,000 democrats who received tickets to see the president person. >> wonderful. i'm a big supporter. i volunteer every day. >> the president started with a nod to the venue. the potomac nationals baseball stadium and the team they are named after. >> i want to congratulate the washington nationals for bringing playoff baseball to d.c. >> then the candidate got down to business. blasting mitt romney again for that remark about 47% of the population being dependent on government. >> i don't see a lot of fixings in this crowd today. i see hard work in virginia. >> the one thing that got everybody excited was his rebuttal. >> for some reason, my oppo
one of its hottest summers on record. heavy rain in 14 states from new england to virginia. a different storm system triggers downpours from florida to mississippi. severe storms around minneapolis, des moines, omaha and kansas city. hot and dry from the rockies to texas. >> triple-digits in dallas and phoenix. 80s from miami up to new york and across much of the midwest. >>> and when we come back, organic food is harder on your wallet. but is it really better for your health? >> interesting question there. >>> also, prince harry is showing the world another side, after his nude photo scandal. >>> and later, it's "live with kelly and --". after all the rumors, the real regis replacement takes a permanent seat today. >>> welcome back, everybody. some good news to pass on this morning. gas prices should be coming down. they were at their highest ever for a labor day weekend. the average is $3.83 a gallon this morning. the increase was fueled by a shutdown in oil production along the gulf coast. all of that thanks to hurricane isaac. there were also problems with refineries an
've got kids going back to school in northern virginia. you've got traffic and now the weather, too. throughout the area, some rain is falling that i think is going to continue right into that 7:00, 8:00 hour. 76, the temperature. high dew point temperature right now at 72 degrees to go along with that air temperature. you can see there we've got gaithersburg at 72. rockville, maryland, at 73 degrees. come down to college park and areas around grb. 75, the temperature. 76 degrees right in d.c. those showers you can see them moving eastward through the area. had some earlier heavy rain around the area. but now it's starting to lighten up a little bit. bowie to columbia, mt.ary, pushing toward baltimore. another area of showers in manassas and wood bridge and right around the southern end of the beltway. humidity will be high today. your temperature, 83 degrees at noontime. 85 by 3:00. i think it's late in the day today where we could see some drenching thunderstorms. let's get a look at traffic now with danella sealock. >> thanks. >>> right now we're watching the roads. traveling alo
. >> last month the federal terrific secretary, the mayor of d.c., and the governors of virginia and maryland all questioned the board's practices and demanded changes. as peggy fox reports, the first big change also came with another strong rebuke. >> i want to make it absolutely clear that this board takes your questions and concerns very seriously. >> reporter: mike, the chair of the metropolitan washington airports authority which runs both local airports and is building the silver line, had one more misstep to clean up. >> i'm deeply troubled. >> reporter: just as they would try to redeem itself from a scathing rebuke from the inspector general and elected leader, three board members blasted jackpotter's hiring of riley. >> it was mentioned to me on a few occasions that the governor of virginia did not want riley on the board any longer. >> anybody would leave with an impress she was paid off to get off this board of directors. >> reporter: c.e.o. potter said though he followed the rules, he would not do it again. >> looking back, knowing what i know today, he would not. >>
. that's patrick murphy's job. he joins us tonight. so does tim kaine of virginia up running for that senate seat. >>> don't look now but homer simpson is going to the polls. >> i'm a 40-year-old white guy who didn't go to college and gets all his news from monitors at gas stations. >> in you go. >> anyway, wait until you see what happens when homer gets a look at mitt romney's tax returns. >>> finally, let me finish tonight with a question. what is mitt hiding in those tax returns? this is "hardball," the place for politics. two years ago, the people of bp made a commitment to the gulf. and every day since, we've worked hard to keep it. bp has paid over twenty-three billion dollars to help people and businesses who were affected, and to cover cleanup costs. today, the beaches and gulf are open for everyone to enjoy -- and many areas are reporting their best tourism seasons in years. we've shared what we've learned with governments and across the industry so we can all produce energy more safely. i want you to know, there's another commitment bp takes just as seriously: our c
morning news.. all local.. (ll morning. - anncr: this casino's in west virginia. but it makes millions off marylanders every year. now they're running dishonest ads. why? because voting for question seven is a vote to build a... world-class resort casino in maryland. creating thousands of jobs and... ...according to the official department of legislative... services, hundreds of millions for our schools. while saving taxpayer money by cutting casino subsidies. question seven. good jobs and better schools in maryland. not west virginia. 3 we are continuing to follow breaking news at this hour... just days after a deadly attack at a u-s consolate in libya... the associate press is reporting that protesters have stormed the american embassy in yemen.protesters angered by an anti-islamic film set fire to the american flag and removed the embassy's sign.so far... we have not heard of any injuries.yemen is home to al qaeda's most active branch.on tuesday... the government announced that the terrorist network's number two leader was killed in a u-s meanwhile... more violence is erupting in eg
in virginia. let's listen to him. >> as we watch the world today, sometimes it seems that we're at the mercy of events instead of shaping events and a strong america is to shape events and a strong america, by the way, depends on a strong military. this president has done something i find very hard to understand. ever since fdr, we've had the capacity to be engaged in two conflicts at once and he's saying, no, we're going to cut that back to only one conflict. >> joe klein, thank you. because you have a big picture look of this. what is mitt romney talking about that is relevant to aur our ability to deal with the group of militants in a place like benghazi that go against the embassy or going against the embassy and ambassadors of the embassy itself in care iro, be egypt. >> once again, the guy doesn't know what he's talking about or he's 25 years out of date. it was a product of the cold war when we had to have the ability to fight the russians on the plains of europe at the same time. that cost an awful lot of money. but we're facing a very different sort of threat now, a meta more fis th
campaigns in virginia friday while romney heads to nevada. tara mergener for cbs news, the white house. >>> most other polls have yet to reflect the impact if any from romney's 47% comments. >>> prince george's county police are continuing their search for a killer. meanwhile, family and friends of 18-year-old marco ross are paying their final respects today. hundreds packed the jericho city of praise church in landover this morning for the young man's funeral. he was shot and killed last tuesday while on his way to class at central high school. his killer remains at large. >>> so far there are no incidents to report today at coolidge high school in northwest washington. police have stepped up their patrols at the school after a student was shot yesterday. thorpts say the victim got into -- authorities say the victim got into an argument with a fellow student. the suspect left the campus, returned with a gun and shot the victim on the school's football field when concludes was dismissed. police have the suspect in custody and the victim's injuries are not life- threatening. >>> prince
. 95 and the b-w parkway out of laurel both moving well. moving at posted speeds. virginia motorists are having a pretty easy time. we have lifted all the overnight work zones on 95 making your way up to springfield. you should not have any delays. 395 is wide open northbound and southbound. between the beltway and the 14th street bridge, that is. happy friday. >> authorities checking for damage on the west coast after to be earthquakes. one of them in los angeles and another in china. in the chinese quake, 43 people were killed. 150 more injured. a 5.6 quake in southwest china. the one in los angeles was 3.4. it struck around 9 miles west of downtown los angeles, no reports of injury. >> another big story, trouble off the field for dematha a high-school football players. >> they are accused of hiring prostitutes after a game in north carolina. jummy olabanji is live outside the school this morning in hyattsville. >> good morning. reports that the incident happened just a week ago last friday when the team traveled to north carolina for their season opener. the washington post is rep
in virginia, president obama fired back at romney, who had vowed he would change washington from the inside. >> the change takes more than one term, or even one president. and it certainly takes more than one party. it can't happen if you write off half the nation before you even take office. >> reporter: that's an obama reminder that romney was caught on tape criticizing 47% of americans who pay no federal income tax, but he said feel entitled to benefits. the president made his view clear via satellite to an aarp meeting in new orleans. >> i want to emphasize, medicare and social security are not handouts. you've paid into these programs your whole lives. >> reporter: romney running mate paul ryan got heckled at aarp, when he pushed changes in center health care. >> the first step to a stronger medicare is to repeal obama care. because it represents the worst of both worlds. >> reporter: the new nbc poll puts ryan and romney behind. vice president biden and the president ahead in three swing states. but now there's the tax factor. the revelation that mitt romney paid more than he had to.
, thank you. the >>> and on the battle ground common wealth of virginia, mitt romney backed away from his direct attacks against obama and egypt, and delivered a more subtle image. >> the world needs leadership, i intend to be the leadership that provides the leadership that keeps us admired throughout the world. >> and as we turn here into politics, as we mentioned at the very top of the broadcast, we have new post-political convention polling numbers we are debuting here on nightly news tonight. they show some interesting movement in the battle ground states. our political director, chuck todd, with us and numbers from d.c. good evening. >> reporter: good evening, well, evidence, let's start in the state of virginia, where mitt romney was today. there, the president, 49.5, a 5% lead, in ohio, on the way to 270 electoral votes, the president actually hits 50%, a 7-point lead. 17-point lead. and down to the state of florida, this is the biggest surprise happening in the last complain of weeks, something insiders have been excited about in the party. the president has opened a five-point l
. as mrs. obama prepares for her big speech, her husband spent time in virginia today. mrs. obama joins us with all of the details. craig. >> reporter: good evening to you. debbie wasserman schultz on the stage here and called to order here in charlotte and you megged in prime tonight. first lady michelle obama addressing the delegates and that is after keynote address tonight. president obama also had the first lady's speech on his mind. >> whatever i say here today is going to be at best, the distant second from the star of the michelle obama -- obama family, michelle obama. >> reporter: president obama told the crowd in norfolk, virginia, he would try not to get choked up. >> i will be at home and watching it with our girls, and i am going to try not to let them see their daddy cry. [ laughter ] because when michelle starts talking, i start getting all misty. >> reporter: in her speech, mrs. obama is expected to reach out to middle class voters, drawing a contrast between her husband and republican nominee mitt romney. julian castro will deliver tonight's keynote address. he is the firs
romney's wife is coming to northern virginia this morning, in leesburg at the twin oaks riding academy, for women for mitt. a lot of traffic. the rally starts before noon. we'll have coverage of that event tonight at 5:00. >>> a d.c. police officer accused of making threatening remarks about the first lady this past july will not face criminal charges. the secret service says they found no evidence of a legitimate threat to the first lady, michelle obama. the d.c. police chapter says the incident is now considered an administration investigation. >>> a check of this morning's other top stories, police involved shooting in prince george's county is under investigation. happened around 5:00 p.m. yesterday on county road in district heights. the washington post reports the suspect is accused of trying to steal a motorcycle. police said the officer shot the man in the back to prevent him from running away. he was taken to a local hospital. the officer, an 8-year veteran, was not injured. he's been placed on routine administrative leave. >>> a scandal allegedly rocking one local high school
fell on a man in great falls, virginia, killing him and crushing his car. though that incident happened after plans were in place to remove these trees, the hsa says they want to prevent anything like that from happening again. >> the stories are really, really, really sad. if you want to prevent those, i understand. but i hope they've done a thorough investigation of it. >> reporter: some neighbors, though, say they're surprised these trees are being taken down. >> it's always a contentious issue whenever trees are taken down. i'm actually more concerned about trees that are in neighborhoods where we live. eventually more trees along the green mile could come down for a sidewalk along this side of the roadway. right now, those plans are in the design phase. now, once work starts, one northbound lane between wisconsin and cumberland will be closed, today, tomorrow, and friday, up until 3:00 p.m. they're going to start work at 9:00 a.m. of course, weather could obviously impact this process. live in chevy chase, maryland, melissa mollet, news 4. back to you, aaron. >> thank you, melissa.
, an acc duel, virginia tech hosting the yellow jackets of georgia tech. georgia tech trailing and washington hits deon hill. ten-yard touchdown there makes it 17-14 yellow jackets. virginia tech responded with 6 seconds left. he nails a 41-yard field goal to send this one to overtime. in the extra period, jernl does it again, this time an 18-yarder for the win. virginia tech takes it 20-17. >>> tiger woods finished third at the deutsche bank championship on monday, but that was enough to put him in the record books. the finish earned woods $544,000, putting him over $100 million in winnings for his career. he's the first golfer to ever achieve that mark. he's averaged more than $362,000 per tournament over his career. >>> and some eagle-eye football fans are throwing the flag on old navy. the clothing store was selling this t-shirt that incorrectly identifies the houston texans as the 1961 afc champs. problem is, the houston texans didn't exist until 2002. in 1961, the houston oilers won the afl crown, and in 1962, the dallas texans won that league's championship. big, bold an
, virginia will be the focus of both parties today. first lady michele obama will campaign for her husband. she'll make appearances in richmond and at the university of mary washington in fredricksburg. also today, mitt romney will hold a rally at van dyke park in fairfax. this is video of the republican presidential nominee arriving at dulles airport yesterday afternoon. the rally is slated to start around 11:30 and you may want to avoid some potential traffic in the area. go to our website at wusa9.com to look for ways to get around. >>> it is 4:33 now. police in baltimore are searching for a gunman after a shooting at morgan state university. a man was shot in the chest around 5:00 last night near the field house on campus. he was not a student. detectives believe the shooting was a result of a botched robbery. the man is in stable condition right now. investigators believe the shooter and the victim knew each other. >>> police in prince george's county still haven't found a person who shot and killed an honor student on his way to school this week. marckel ross was gunned down tuesday
is down eight points, 52% to 44%. and it gets about the same z mbers in virginia, eight points behind. in those three states, of senior voters who said medicare is extremely important 53% are going with president obama, 42% mitt romney. we asked dean reynolds to tell us more about the medicare factor. >> the first step to a stronger strcare is to repeal obamacare. oboos) because it represents the worst of both worlds! >> reporter: a week ago when republican vice presidential candidate paul ryan spoke about medicare to the american association of retired persons in new orleans, he got an earful. >> the law turned medicare boo into a piggy bank for obamacare! (boos) >> reporter: that frosty reaction is borne out in new polling, both by cbs news and others which found more people thought the president would do a better job handling medicare than governor romney. the "washington post" and kaiser foundation surveyed voters in virginia, ohio, and florida. in those states that found that sajorities of 56%, 59%, and 65% support maintaining medicare's current system of benefits. in flagler bea
-point lead there. in virginia and wisconsin president obama has extended his lead in both of those states. beyond the polls' margin of error. >>> less than 50 days left in the presidential campaign and the attack ads between president obama and mitt romney heating up. each campaign has been airing tv ads making claims about the other. >> how accurate are the claims? gary nurenberg checked a few of the ads for accuracy. ga. >> i'm barack obama and i approve this message. >> he keeps saying it. >> this president cannot tell us he's better off today than when we took office. >> reporter: the ad compares statistics from 2008 and from now. >> 30 months of private sector job growth creating 4.6 million new jobs. >> reporter: in its analysis political ad tracker says the 4.6 million new jobs claim works if you start counting the jobs low point in march of 2010 but since january 2009 when the president took office, the economy is still down 261,000 jobs. it says new jobs fall to 4.1 million if you count public employee layoffs. the ad sites romney's plans would. >> raise taxes on the middle class
. >> reporter: pockets of destruction as far south as fairfax, virginia. a dozen people were hurt and four hospitalized as hundreds ran for cover in prince georges county, maryland. these are not the classic wedge tornadoes you see in the plains, a mile wild. these were small, especially near breezy point. widest point of 50 feet. to be honest, it was smaller, no less terrifying. >> recommend >> reynolds wolf with the weather channel, thank you. >>> we were talking about weather. now we're going to turn to politics and the race for white house, mitt romney and president obama are pounding the street across the nation. david gregory got a chance to sit down with romney on saturday in virginia, romney's first "meet the press" interview in three years. good morning. >> good morning. >> i want to get to your exclusive interview with romney but first i want to talk about the jobs report. it wasn't good but you wouldn't know it looking at the polls. romney continues to pressure president obama on the economy. where does that factor in? >> this is critical. if people blame president obama for the
morning, everybody. the major thoroughfares are looking pretty good with the exception of 95 in virginia. a minor accident causing delays. i'm going to go to that in just a second. first want to show what you it looks like on the the north side of town. you have the normal slow stuff forming at 6:00 in the morning on the outer loop leaving college park, not that bad toward university boulevard. the pace improves in bethesda. i'll step out and show what you it looks like southbound 270 from our sky 9 n. is at i-370, the southbound side is the left side of your screen. you've got the slow traffic route 109 to 121. then here just a little below the speed limit. back over to our maps and this time to the south side coming in on 95. this accident is right near dumfries. it's sitting on the right shoulder but look at what it's causing on the northbound side of 95 coming up toward triangle and dumfries. the pace is good in springfield. we'll take a live look there on the northbound side bunching up a little bit exiting at the beltway. i'll be back with more coming up at 6:11. back to you. >> th
. it's in the low 50s throughout the region including west virginia and virginia. by noontime, into the 70s, near 80 by afternoon. here is the four-day forecast. more of the same on friday. maybe >>> and that's your latest weather. matt? >> al, thank you. >>> apple's much awaited new iphone is finally here. the lightest and thinnest ever, but is it everything users were hoping for? jon fortt is in an apple store in palo alto, california. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, matt. shoppers have more high-end smartphone choices than ever this fall with new phones launching from google and samsung in the past month. but yesterday, it was apple's turn. >> we're going to introduce iphone 5. >> reporter: after weeks of anticipati anticipation, speculation, and hype, here it is. >> it is an absolute jewel. >> reporter: apple's new smartphone, the iphone 5, lighter, thinner, taller, than previous versions. >> we've updated every aspect of iphone 5. everything has been enhanced, reengineered, redesigned over iphone 4s. >> reporter: the phone is apple's first with 4g-lte, and a bran
, thanks very much. >>> later today, i'm going to be in virginia with mitt romney at this flashpoint of the campaign. we'll have the full interview tomorrow on "gma." >>> let's get the rest of the top stories with josh. >> looking forward to that interview. good morning. we're going to begin with new security concerns at one of the nation's busiest airports. more than a dozen food service workers and private security guards at new york's john f. kennedy airport has been arrested, accused of running a liquor smuggling ring for years. all of the men had access to planes and had been vetted by security, worked together to steal some $20 million in liquor bottles from american airlines and resell them to convenient stores. officials are trying to figure out how the scheme could have gone undetected f so long. >>> the head of a drug cartel linked to deadly violence along the u.s./mexico border has apparently been captured. the kingpin jorge sanchez has been nabbed in mexico. >>> and a bizarre turn in that strange bank robbery in los angeles a week ago. the bank manager claims she was kidn
, florida, ohio, and virginia. excuse me, three states. did so many, wisconsin, new hampshire. those are fundamentally favorable electrodynamics. i'm going to walk through the specifics in each of these. to designate president obama won florida by a grand total of 237,000. obama one ohio by a grand total of two ordered 50,000. pennsylvania was kind of a wipeout. carried by president obama by $620,000. wisconsin, smaller state and ohio, smallest it and florida, bigger vote margin. the census was carried by 410,000 votes for president obama. new hampshire win for obama by 68,000. a smaller number, but smaller state. fewer votes to pick up. i will let for obama by 136,000 votes and colorado went for one by 130,000. i told those up because the total up to about 2 million. for mitt romney to win the presidency he has to change about 0 million mines. he has to take 2 million of those voters in change and million of their minds. actually ferlies do. a very small number. do you realize that the campaign will spend approximately $2 billion on each side, more than $2,000 per vote will be spent
office. [ female announcer ] here in virginia, we're not better off under president obama. his defense cuts threaten over one hundred thirty thousand jobs, lowering home values, putting families at risk. the romney plan? tax cuts for middle class families. north american energy independence. create over three hundred forty thousand new jobs for virginia. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approved this message. ♪ i got it made ♪ i got it made ♪ i got it made fresh at subway ♪ ♪ breakfast made the way i say ♪ i got it made ♪ i got it made ♪ i got it made ♪ i got it made fresh at subway ♪ ♪ breakfast made the way i say [ male announcer ] get breakfast made the way you say, like your very own egg white & cheese topped with that creamy super food, avocado. want jalapenos? red onions? done and done. on toasty flatbread? you so got it made. ♪ at subway but it makes millions off west marylanders every year. now they're running dishonest ads. why? because voting for question seven is a vote to build a... world-class resort casino in maryland. creating thousands of jobs an
up the level of support to 4% of the gdp and that plays really well in a state like virginia where there is a big military population. i think it goes up against the fact that americans are weary of war at this point. we already experienced a time where we did have two large land wars going on at the same time. he's going up against a different reality in terms of what americans want but has the neo cons that are surrounding him part of the push to war with iraq that americans have since turned against and judged to be a war that was not worth fighting. >> you know, one of the questions is what is going on with romney during the day that this happens. when we had the situation in libya, simultaneously in cairo, and he puts out a statement attacking what he calls the disgraceful behavior of president obama, who is pushing that and saying release the statement, attack, attack, attack. who is doing that? >> i don't know who is doing it but it seems to be his own impulse and it has been consistently in this campaign on matters not only foreign but also domestic. but it really is unseem
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